Ramana Murthy’s article on “Paddy Glut and Farmer Distress in Andhra Pradesh” (EPW, 16 July 2011) captures the intensity and root cause of the procurement problem in the state though it does not give a clear-cut solution. Murthy simplifies the importance of self-help groups (SHGs) in procuring paddy in Andhra Pradesh (AP), which calls for a discussion. (Letters)